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you in, harris. thank you for joining us. "america live" starts right now. >> fox news extreme weather alert on the deadly storm that has caused major problems from texas to the northeast the storm is now blamed for a total of 15 deaths. whipping up tornados in the south, strong winds and rain along the atlantic coastline and dumping heavy snow from the plains to new england. the northeast getting hammered today. some areas are seeing more than a foot of snow while others deal with a heavy wind-swept rain leading to big airport delays in ohio, more than a thousand trucks are sent out, some getting heavy police escort as winds cause zero visibility. drivers say the situation is awful. >> i have seen 10 cars in an accident. i have saw a lexus fly into a ditch. i saw a semi-truck jackknife. all kinds of stuff. >> i have lost count of the number of cars i've seen in the ditch. i saw a jackknifed tractor-trailer. i saw a horse trailer that was turned over. so i think people are just not really driving slow enough for the conditions. >> pretty rough. we've seen a lot of accidents thus far in
! >> that's it for us on "the five." thanks for watching. hope you had a very merry christmas. see you tomorrow. >>> tonight a new hurdle in the race to avoid the fiscal cliff. the weather. a powerful winter storm blasting the nation as president obama and lawmakers try to get back to washington. >> all eyes turn to plan c. >> i would hope that we would have one last attempt here to do what everyone knows what needs to be done. look at the front page here. it says obama headed back to work after short vacation. >> i think the president is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes. >> if we go off the cliff unimpeded, it's a $400 billion tax hike. >> outrage after a newspaper gets its hands on the names and addresses of gun permit holders and then publishes the information online. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> isn't it possible that if we got rid of these, if we replaced them and said you can only have a magazine that carries five bullets or ten bullets, isn't it just possible that we could reduce the carnage in a situation like t
, the debacle of all debacles. it's the mother of all debacles. that was brought up in an effort to send us something. he couldn't even pass it among the republicans it was so absurd. he meaning the speaker. so it's very clear now, mr. president, that the speaker's number one goal is to get elected speaker on january 3rd. the house is not even here. he's told me he'll give them two days to get back here, 48 hours, not two days, 48 hours. they don't even have enough of the leadership here to meet to talk about it. they've done it with conference calls. people are spread all over this country because the speaker is basically waiting for january 3rd. now, the president campaigned on raising taxes on people making more than $250 thou,000 a year. the bush tax cut will expire at the end of this year. obama was elected with a surplus of about three million votes. he won the election. he campaigned on this issue. again, the speaker can't take yes for an answer. the president has presented to him something that would prevent us from going over the cliff. it was response to something that the speaker
and teddy bears will be turned into soil and blocks to be used atz the foundation of a future memorial. dozens of people singing mazing grace as they remembered the two firefighters murdered in western new york. ♪ i once was lost but now am found ♪ >> that community coming together to honor fallen heros. the two men were shot and killed during an ex-con's christmas eve ambush. for the first time we are also hearing from those who survived the attack some firefighters. a joint statement offered the pair's gratitude for all of the prayers they have gotten. doctors have upgraded both of their conditions to satisfactory. >> oo to maine where a dive team from the police department will use sonar to search for two students who went missing last week. the 21 and 23-year-old were last seen drinking with friends near kinney bunk port earl tlir week. a cop found their bloet clothing on a small island it remains unclear how the men got to the island but there's no indication of foul play. >>> things are not looking good for a whale washed up on a beach. he was stranded in the plan on breezy p
for us? >> well, on the fiscal cliff, i wish it were different, but it certainly is beginning to shape up like, in the end, the democrats will be able to step back and say we raised taxes on rich people and the republicans will take credit for cutting programs. and it looks like it will go into january, unfortunately. the market doesn't seem to care. >> all the big deal, boehner and obama tried to do last year, still have to do that, simpson boles-type thing. >> by what the secretary of the treasury said yesterday. >> right. >> thank you for being here. >> bromance. a lot of fun. make sure you join us tomorrow. "squawk on the street" begins right now. >>> good thursday morning, welcome to "squawk on the street" live from the new york stock exchange, i'm carl kin ten nia with melissa lee, cramer and neighborer are off today but we are joined by dennis. good morning to you dennis, thanks for coming in. futures today, a lot to deal with as you probably know. the fiscal cliff headline watch continues. you just heard john kanas say the market not too concerned. futures up 21 points. decent dat
of texas with us. i want to read you what the treasury secretary wrote to harry reid. he said i'm writing inform you that the statutory debt limit will be reached on december 31. he wenon to say that they have special gimmicks they are going to deploy to allow us to go past december 31. we have to tell you that here we are again. nothing is being done. we have no resolution of the fiscal cliff h and we are about to hit our heads on the debt ceiling. what you have to say? >> first off, let's remember that the debt limit is no surprise. the surprise is that he shouldn't be surprised. it's his job to keep track of this. and everybody knew that we are going to run out of money in december. apparently except for him. one ofthe big secrets during the presidential election, there were a lot of things that the administration kept from the american people. one of the big secrets was that we would hit this debt limit in december. because of the way they have been spending money for that past year. they have $150 trillion in january, remember? we all talked about that. they have blown through in le
's john schriffen leading us off. >> reporter: whiteout conditions in ohio. power lines snapped like twigs in arkansas. and this pickup truck in southern illinois, struggling just to clear a path. the winter blast, now accounting for 15 deaths. most of them on the nation's roads, where black ice led to accident after accident. >> i lost count of the number of cars i've seen in the ditch. i saw a jackknifed tractor trailer a horse trailer turned over. >> reporter: today, the northeast was digging out. this man spent hours trying to rescue his car here in s what is it like deeming with this much snow? >> a lot of agony. a lot of back breaking. >> reporter: mother nature is wreaking havoc in the skies. today alone, close to 700 flights were canceled. in the past 48 hours? nearly 3,000. on new york's long island, this southwest airlines plane skidded off the run way, getting stuck in the mud. 129 passengers evacuated safely. >> tower southwest 4695. we just made your day very exciting, at least ours is going to be. we just tack sied off into the grass. >> reporter: right outside the snow zone,
. the videos that made us laugh, cry and cringe in 2012. we are going to look back at four of the year's most talked about internet sensations as the stars of them join us live in the studios, thursday, december 27th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. we have the party music on for a reason. it's someone's birthday in this room today. happy birthday, savannah. >> thank you. i'm getting my musical request for today. a little techovibe. >> we will have the carbon daters to take us back to the day you were born. >> do you need to tweet out my age? >> i gave some hints. >> turning 30, very excited about that. >> we'll let you have that one. >> a lot of wind in the new york area. other parts of the northeast, it is a blanket of snow. >> other areas could see two feet by the time the storm is done. >>> mark zuckerberg's own sister with a post of holiday settings she said was posted ju
on monday. fox business network's stuart varney joins us now. hi, stu. you say this is the big story people aren't talking about? >> it is a sleeper issue, patti ann. on monday the government officially runs out of money and it can not borrow anymore. so it will have to shift all kind of cash around to make sure they can pay their bills and maybe they can do that for a couple of months. means you can kick the can, eight weeks be maybe, until the absolute crunch comes. there are consequences to this. it could be that america will be downgraded again. after all back in august of 2011 the last time we had this debt ceiling crisis, we were downgraded, no longer aaa. they're threatening the same thing again if we can't get a deal this time around and again the government runs out of money come monday. it is a very big deal. it is pressing right upon us and new year's eve is the right upon us. patti ann: what a happy new year's eve we'll have. any impact on mortgages? >> no. no impact on mortgages that is an opinion. ben bernanke says look, i will spend $45 billion each and every month buying mor
] >> has. >> barbara is trying to resurrect the fume gang. no online show tonight. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for "special report." good night from washington. >> this is the fox report. tonight, we watched it take shape and take aim with you for hours on fox. the christmas day storm with a life-taking punch. and at this hour, the next round is coming. >> have done a lot of damage. people are hurt. >> harris: dozen of twisters slamming a dozen states. >> look at them. >> i have never seen one in real life. it's pretty amazing. >> harris: amazing, but very dangerous. tonight, the destruction unleashed from the sky. and the same storm system dumping snow and creating havoc for drivers. >> i don't care to go back through it. >> harris: flying isn't much of an option with hundreds of flights now cancelled. we will show you where the storm is headed next. this is a fox news weather center. i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. we are tracking what has already been a dangerous and deadly winter storm. one that has triggered dozens of tornadoes and creat
. how else could he have been so far off on the mark? that's my opinion. not john's. joining us now to discuss democratic strategist jimy williams. let me start with you. what do you think of this whole situation? is this politics by timothy geithner, secretary geithner? >> it is politics on every side. what is so frustrate sing this letter clearly underscores what many americans already know. we have a budget crisis because we have a spending crisis. while the talking heads on tv go on about tax cuts for the rich and we get them, will we not get them, had is about spending and have to address spending now. >> when you read his moats, the -- outline that he sends to harry reid, he says the government is spending $100 billion more per month than what it brings in. i mean, it is really incredible. what does this mean for the fiscal cliff discussions? >> well, i don't think it really means a whole lot. i think it is -- sort of the white house's way, treasurer's way, of putting extra pressure on the people in the building behind us. by the way, none of them are there. i'm not sure that'
the u.s. from hitting its borrowing limit on new year's eve. >>> former president h.w. bush is stige the hospital and in intensive care with a guarded fever. he was hospitalized in late november and admitted for a lingering cough and bronchitis. >>> former south african president, nelson mandela has been returned from hto his home being hospitalized. he had been hospitalized for nearly three weeks, treated for a lung infection and gallstones. the government said mandela will receive top level care at his home. >>> and two bear cubs in the eastern forester, abandoned by their mothers meaning they were too young to take care of themselves. right now, the chief forester is taking care of them and eventually hopes to send them to a rehab center for wild animals. very cute. >>> this turtle just wants attention and went looking for love in all the wrong places. this commercial diver was at first surprised to find the massive turtle hanging on its back and gave him a shove to send him on its way. the lovelorn turtle was not deterred, and going back for more can noodling in thailand. the div
or the harbor tunnel. if you are using 695 this morning no problems to report whatsoever on the west side. here in parkville at harford road, everything up to speed. no problems getting up to towson. as we check in and take a look in hunt valley. 83 also free of delays from shawan road down to 695. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. >>> the state highway administration is now asking those of you looking to hit the roads a bit early today maybe wait a bit longer. >> they want to be able to properly treat the roads so you aren't slipping and sliding on the way to work or wherever you have to go today. this is the perfect temperature to treat with salt because when it gets colder different chemicals have to be used. they can determine how to take care of the roads thanks to special technology they have. >> on the interstates we have sensors that are burr -- embedded into the pavement that tell us not only the surface temperature but also the is a lynnty percentage. we see an area where it's wet, it tells you if it's wet or try. if it's getting mixed in wi
stuck on the tarmac. five or six hours. if you were trapped or stuck in texas let us know. >> we have a folks news - fox news alert. former president bush's condition has worsened. he is 88 years old and he was formerally the president . he was hospitalized for a cough . and family spokesman admits things are not going well but doctors remain cautiously optmistic. >> he's in critical condition and in a bad way. the doctors believe there is a path for him to recover from this and if we can get him to rally a bit we will talk about a discharge date. >> he is alert and joking with the staff at methodist hospital. we'll have a live report from houston in the bottom of the hour. stay tuned for that . dozens of people singing "amazing grace" last night as they remember the two firefighters murded in webster, new york. ♪ i once was lost, but now i am found. >> the community coming together to honor these two men. they were shot and killed in an excon's christmas eve bash. we are hearing from the firefighters who survived the attack. the joint statement offered the pair gratitude for all of
's not important? say it and you're part of the problem. and that's "hardball" for now. th thanks for being with us. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the gop is in denial and they're scrambling to make a deal. the only problem? they still haven't learned that they're going to have to compromise. just hours ago, president obama returned home from christmas vacation. looking to jump start negotiations and protect millions from seeing their taxes go up. the news comes after a conference call that mr. boehner held with gop house members, telling them to return to washington this sunday. but just because they're coming back doesn't mean they're looking to play nice. today, senator harry reid blasted the speaker for refusing to even vote on a democratic plan that would protect 98% of americans. >> everyone knows that if they had brought up the house -- i'm sorry, the senate-passed bill that would give relief to everyone making less than $250,000 a year, it would pass overwhelmingly. it's being operated with a dictators
undercarriage. but spain and the undercarriage is not something any of us need. but i think that howard dean, we didn't have time to go back and get howard and stuff. but howard said the best deal the democrats are going to get is to go over the fiscal cliff. taxes go up, then you go the republicans in position where they're getting the lower taxes. then patti murray. >> i just hope that people are paying attention that what we are seeing is basically the best world for politicians, they put off the and then everybody is going to pretend, oh, it's something happened. and nobody in the meantime is representing the interest of the american people. you know, we've got both parties in a position to negotiate this is what we want, this is what we elected and they're doing everything they can to not pay attention to that and to go to their separate corners and to be separate and to pretend that their way is not the only way. >> and it could result in people being called into, like, their supervisor's offices and their supervisor goes, i'm sorry, people are actually losing jobs because of this. >> but
snowstorms. now, city officials say that this area is actually used to snow. however, the amount of snow in such a short period of time is a challenge, of course, for cleanup efforts and it's been almost two years since syracuse has had a foot of snow all in one shot, ali. >> we'll keep an eye on this with you through the course of the morning. this powerful storm really rocked the nation's heart land. travel conditions so treacherous the indiana pacers had to postpone last night's home game against the chicago bulls. flying and driving today and the rest of the week will continue to be tough. let's get to meteorologist bonnie schneider who's tracking the system in atlanta. good morning, bonnie. >> good morning, ali. right now we're seeing heavy rain across the new york city metropolitan area and that is impacting travel at this hour. this just in. we have one-hour delays at la guardia in queens. even though the rain isn't as strong in that region, we're getting fierce wind. look at the heavy rain hitting providence and boston and to the north it's all snow. check out the snowfall totals
salt before the storm in anticipation of the storm. this area is used to getting a lot of snowstorm. two years ago they got almost 180 inches of snowfall. and so this time they're saying, look, we're used to getting snow. the challenge is this amount of snow in such a short period of time, it's been almost two years since syracuse has seen one foot of snow all in one shot, drew. >> it is incredibly pretty pictures from my nice, warm studio, ines. we appreciate you getting up this morning and getting in it. >>> the nba's indiana pacers were actually forced to postpone last night's home game against the chicago bulls. that's a real rarity. take a look at these pictures. getting around the country today and the rest of the week will be a challenge. let's get right to the cnn weather center in atlanta. meteorologist bonnie schneider tracking the system for us. bonnie, good morning. >> good morning. >> what's the latest? it's a huge mess out there. >> it is. it's hitting the northeast hard. you have that heavy rain across new york and long island, across the connecticut sound and really
. speaking right. exactly. liz: more on the fiscal cliff. let's bring in peter. with us is former clinton advisor doug shoen. we have basically mr. boehner saying, look, you senate, you have not come up with anything. >> i think, unfortunately, we will probably get around it. i think it is a worse outcome to avoid the cliff then to go over it. i think we should broaden the discussion and look at what is going on around the world. look at japan and europe. the japanese government is the glaring war on japanese citizens. it will create inflation. if the japanese citizens start to dump their bonds, they have been a bigger part then japan recently. that is a big problem for us. their euro has been quietly depreciating. if that goes out, that is a much bigger fiscal cliff. if the buyers of treasuries become sellers. liz: there are a lot of "if" in your discussion. the bond markets are still pretty -- nothing from the bottom vigilantes yet. you were a clinton advisor. you saw in the mid- 90s bond yields really spike higher. that is the issue. if we see the economy healing, bond yields could go
. >> thank you. >> that is it for us tonight. thanks for watching. i'm laura ingram. please remember the spin always stops here i'm going to get the spin down one day, because we're always looking out for you. merry second day of christmas. e day. >> greg: hello. i'm greg gutfeld with kimberly guilfoyle, juan williams, eric bolling, andrea tantaros. it's "the five." ♪ ♪ >> greg: new york paper called "journal news" is under fire for printing names and addresses of local gun owners and adding a map that shows where they live. some gun owners are ticked, which is wrong. because this article is the best argument for gun ownership ever. if you knew idiotic editor would out non-gun owners wouldn't you get a gun to protect yourself with the thugs the paper enabled? the non-gun owners made them the easiest marks. look at this map. what do you see? not just pockets of gun owners in red, but pockets without. how comfy would you feel knowing the gun-free zone was public. media champion privacy but only for the folks they life. listening to the media talk about guns is listening to a tree talk about
's it for us. "happening now" begins right now. jon: brand new stories and breaking news. harris: president obama cutting his vacation short to avoid the fiscal cliff but house speaker john boehner says the people who need to take action are not in the oval office. >>> as the investigation continues into the deaths of four americans in libya we're learning people who were initially blamed are back on the payroll with little or no punishment. >>> unbelievable video. some aquariumgoers getting way too close to a real live shark. as close as you can get without becoming dinner. it is all "happening now." harris: hello, everyone, i'm harris faulkner, in today for jenna lee. jon: nice to have you up here in the big studio instead of down in the newsroom. harris: good to be here. jon: i'm jon scott. there is deadly weather pounding the united states. a powerful winter storm bringing snow and driving rain to the northeast. blizzard conditions in some areas. it is the same system that brought winter storms and tornados to the south and midwest. at least 12 people have died in this system. we're see
the day and into the evening but it appears the worst of it is definitely behind us. for "cbs this morning," i'm nalina shop row. >>> all right, meteorologist jeff giardelli in miami, what are the biggest problems right now? >> it's still snowing herself nil parts of upstate new york and vermont and new hampshire and berkshires of massachusetts. heaviest snowfall fell last night, 18 inches of snow to the south of rochester. the storm is moving east very gradually. it will be snowing the remaybe der of remainder of today in vermont, 6 to 12 inches of snow boston to new york city it's rain and there's bound to be flight delays during the day today. >> jeff what is the weekend outlook? >> well believe it or not we have another storm system building, take a look at it tomorrow morning in texas, rain will start to fall also in louisiana, that will take a similar track but further south than the last one eventually on saturday it moves into washington, d.c. philadelphia and new york city right now it's a tough call as to how much snow is going to fall but w
to take place in the next two days. >> leigh, all of us are aware of the fact that most people at the top of fortune 500 companies look at these clowns saying, you know, this is ridiculous. you couldn't run any business from a variety store to whatever the way -- where they try to run the country. is there any immediate impact on the markets next week with their inability to get anything done? >> yes. i mean, i think that's where we're going to see the biggest impact by far. i mean, yes, the payroll tax will take effect. that will be one of the most immediate things we see. but even that, it takes two weeks to adjust your paychecks. you know, we'll spend most of the time with the tax cuts, repairing, restoring, trying to solve that with some triage. the market doesn't care about any of that stuff. the market response is going to be psychological. it's going to be dramatic. it's going to be huge because there's been all this pent-up -- the other thing is the market was expecting a deal for a very long time. the market was pricing in a deal. how could we not reach this? how would that even
with their families. it's great to have amy, paula and rachel back with us this morning. >>> and, sam, with all this extreme weather, the country is getting walloped. >> we got a huge amount of snow to get to today. and also some strong, gusty winds. >> the winds last night were amazing. >>> we're also talking about a privacy breach for the first family of facebook. you see that picture right there, they didn't want that out everywhere. but guess what? it happened. >> not good. >>> and lucky in love again and again and again. it's the third time's a charm for janet jackson. the private superstar, now engaged to a billionaire. yeah. a "b." who is he? and why isn't she wearing the ring? we're going to have all the details ahead. and it is a very large ring, i might add. >>> but first, sam, again, this weather. coast-to-coast, it has stopped this country. >> this is the storm we've been talking about since the weekend. and then yesterday, it delivered all the snow. let me show you the pictures that we've been getting in. facebook and twitter. you have been sending in pictures like this. this is in
reporting. three homes on allbrook drive have been evacuated due to a natural gas leak. pg&e tells us a resident called in to report the overwhelming and over powering smell of gas. the strong reading of gas was later picked up from an underground facility near a transformer box. utility crews looked at what may have been a leak from underground that spilled on to the sidewalk. a shelter in place has been ordered, and they are still on the scene right now. we are heading into a cold december night. it was dry, but more rain is coming. sandhya patel is live with live doppler 7hd. you will see a few leftover clouds, but we are going into a cold night. check out our temperatures. we are down to 37 in fairfield and 39 in napa. most other areas in the 40s, but make sure you bundle up as you head out the door. you are going to feel the chill in the morning. here are the rainfall totals. it is more than an inch in san francisco. 1.17 in san rafael. .91 of an inch. .47 in concord and look down south in san jose. .61 and ben loman picking up an inch and a half of rain. i just updated the compu
. i have five kids and that's going to put us way down in the hole. >> i'm a single income, you've got to be kidding. >> that's a lot of money. >> we need to keep our money in our pockets to help our country first. >> that sucks. i have a lot more better things to do with that money than give it someplace else. >> taxpayers are clearly worried. it deny next guest reaction from florida republican congressman, good friend, allen west. start with the -- some news we heard about an hour ago, that the leadership was actually calling you guys back to d.c. have you heard that? i heard it was 6:30 a.m. sunday. is that accurate? >> you are correct. it's good to be with you, eric. we had a conference call this afternoon from 2:30 to 3:05 p.m. and we'll come back to washington, d.c. sunday evening, 6:30 p.m., no later than. >> let's talk about the senate minority leader, mcdonnell, saying hopefully there's time to get this fixed. is there time? >> i think there is. you know, we have done our business in the house of representatives. we have sent a bill to the senate which says we will keep all th
and we're closing down shop. thank you for being with us tonight. be sure to join me and the gang tomorrow, greta will be back tomorrow night at 10:00. good night. >> greg: hello. i'm greg gutfeld with kimberly guilfoyle, juan williams, eric bolling, andrea tantaros. it's "the five." ♪ ♪ >> greg: new york paper called "journal news" is under fire for printing names and addresses of local gun owners and adding a map that shows where they live. some gun owners are ticked, which is wrong. because this article is the best argument for gun ownership ever. if you knew idiotic editor would out non-gun owners wouldn't you get a gun to protect yourself with the thugs the paper enabled? the non-gun owners made them the easiest marks. look at this map. what do you see? not just pockets of gun owners in red, but pockets without. how comfy would you feel knowing the gun-free zone was public. media champion privacy but only for the folks they life. listening to the media talk about guns is listening to a tree talk about algebra. consider celebrities like beyonce speaking out on gun control.
this christmas. you're not the only one keeping track, santa. thank you for being up with us this thursday, december 27th. there is a lot to talk about, including a new warning from treasury secretary tim geithner. he is now telling congress that the u.s. government will reach its borrowing limit by next monday, the 31st. remember how much fun the last debt ceiling fight was? well, that news comes as president obama rushes home to washington, cutting short his hawaiian vacation in order to resume talks on the fiscal cliff. there are just five days remaining to strike a deal. we'll get to all that in a moment, but first, we begin with a massive winter storm that made holiday travel miserable for millions of americans, including me! winter storm euclid -- what, are we naming snowstorms now? euclid. you can lid? well, euclid blanketed much of the eastern half of the country yesterday, dropping blizzard-like conditions and record snowfall in the midwest, and by late afternoon, euclid moved northeast, bringing traffic to a standstill, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights on one o
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to washington to try to lead us away from the fiscal cliff. >>> former president george h.w. bush in intentive care. we'll have the latest on that. >>> a vigil for firefighters, a tornado in action and december surfing in the great lakes. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. a powerful winter storm that brought an odd mix of tornadoes, heavy winds and snow to the nation's midsection is now wreaking havoc on the northeast. snow and sleet have produced treacherous road conditions from pennsylvania and western new york to maine with more than a foot of snow expected in some areas. this storm so far being blamed for at least six deaths. and as nbc's kurt gregory reports, the storm is creating a post holiday travel nightmare. >> reporter: cleanup on the day after christmas for the deep south. a record of more than 20 tornadoes as a massive storm system ripped through mississippi and alabama and left arkansas with a record-breaking white christmas. that storm system continued its march across the center of the nation wednesday, leaving a near whiteout from detroit -- >> not used to it. it's slick. >
in business in d.c. right now. the senate's in session. there's no reason for us to be at home. >> i want play another one of senator reid's comments leveled at speaker boehner and get your reaction on the other side. take a listen. >> sure. >> the american people i don't think understand the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it's being operated with a dictatorship of the speaker. >> is that why you guys haven't been called back yet? is the speaker a dictator? >> well, i think if the speaker was a dictator he would have had the votes he needed for the plan "b." i mean, i think, you know, the situation in the house is that they have this policy that they won't put up a bill unless they can get 100% of their caucus to vote. if he would put up the bill that already passed the senate, that keeps the tax cuts for people who earn $250,000 and below, i believe although i can't speak on behalf of my caucus, i believe there would be enough democratic votes with a few republican votes but he insists on doing it another way. i don't think it's a dictatorship, tho
to a natural gas leak. pg&e tells us a resident called in to report the overwhelming and over powering smell of gas. the strong reading of gas was later picked up from an underground facility near a transformer box. utility crews looked at what may have been a leak from on too the sidewalk. a shelter in place has been ordered, and they are still on the scene right now. we are heading into a cold december night. it was dry, but more rain is coming. sandhya patel is wi with live doppler 7hd. you will see a few leftover clouds, but we are going into a cold night. check out our temperatures. we are down to 37 in fairfield and 39 in napa. most other areas in the 40s, but make sure you bundle up as you head out the door. you are going to feel the chill in the morning. here are the rainfall totals. it is more than an inch in san francisco. 1.17 in san rafael. inch..91 ofd .47 in concord and look down south in san jose. .61 and ben loman picking up an inch and a half of rain. i just updated the computer models and i want to show you when the timing of the next storm is and when we are expecting. the
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